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Exodusters: The Exodus of Freedmen to Kansas in the 1870s

Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle, MA


The South was not an easy place for Freedmen to live and work after the Civil War, and many formerly enslaved people migrated to homesteading colonies in Kansas for a new start. We’ll explore this important chapter in the history of Kansas and of African Americans and look at the stories of some of these settlers.

Level:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Topic:
African Diaspora